Can’t afford a Mammogram? There may be help.

It’s almost October and time for many reminders about the importance of mammograms.  Breast cancer is scary but early detection often means that it is curable.   Putting off an annual mammogram can cost you a lot more than money.

Here are just a few of the many resources in our area:

MammoMoney at the Women’s Breast Institute at Venice Regional Bayfront Health Park offers help to Sarasota and Charlotte County residents.  http://secure.veniceregional.com/services/women-s-breast-institute/mammo-money/default.aspx

Dollars for Mammograms serves south Sarasota County and Charlotte County: http://www.dollarsformammograms.org/

We Care Manatee:  http://www.wecaremanatee.org/breast-health-wellness/

Sarasota Memorial Breast Health Grant Support helps uninsured low income residents of Sarasota County:   call 941-917-7642  (Se habla espanol)

Sarasota County Health Department and Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program for uninsured, low income, ages 50-64 years old and resident of Manatee or Sarasota County  Call 941-748-0747, ext. 1333

Virginia B. Andes Clinic in Englewood serves Charlotte County residents: http://www.volunteercare.org/mammogram-program

Other options may be found at: http://takingactionagainstbreastcancer.com/resources-for-the-uninsured/

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